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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I also miss my mind

A few weeks (days, months... I'm not quite sure anymore) ago, I wrote a post titled, "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my sleep the most". And while that is very true, I also miss my brain.

I had a pretty good one, encapsulated up there in my skull. I could always tell you our bank account balance and be within $5. You could ask for pretty much anything in our house and I could find it for you right away. I knew how much our grocery store charged for a certain item, and that I had a coupon for that item that would make it free.

I even knew what day it was. I know, shocking!

Sadly, I'm a bit of a mess these days. And why not share my craziness? Here are a few of my favourite "I'm loosing my mind" moments:

-The other day I put Mattias down somewhere in the house to do something for Elise. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember where I'd put him. Now our house is just over 1600 sq. feet, so there aren't really a lot of options. I found him lying happily on Elise's bed... the third room I looked in.

-I forgot Elise's meter in our garage. I was loading the kids in the car to take Elise to school when I put her meter down on a box beside the car, made a mental note to not forget it, then promptly forgot it. Halfway to school, I remembered I had forgotten it, turned around to go home, then remembered I had a spare meter in her school bag. That's a lot of forgetting.

-While making Elise's eggs this morning, I cracked the egg into the sink instead of the bowl, wasting a perfectly good egg.

-While holding a carrot stick and a pen, I tried to write with the carrot and eat the pen.

-As I was getting into bed the other night, I was holding my giant cup o' water in one hand, and went to turn on the baby monitor with the other. I then leaned in to take a sip of water through the baby monitor antenna. Strangely enough, I didn't get anything.

-I found the TV remote in the pantry.

-I found the phone in the fridge.

-I've been telling people that I'm a year older than I really am. And not on purpose to get into a bar, or to buy alcohol. I just forget how old I am.

-And lastly, I started this post over a month ago, but forgot what I originally wanted to say, so it turned into a post about all the weird things I do because half of my brain has died from lack of sleep and the other half is too busy trying to remember carb factors to be of any use.

How about you? Any funny D-getful (as in forgetful) stories to share? Please... I can't be the only one suffering this way!

23 comments:

  1. Wow! It's all about the messy minds tonight :)

    I wish I could remember somthing funny, but I can't remember shit these days.

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  2. Shortly after I had Alivia I went into Safeway and left my car door wide open!!!

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  3. I went through a period where I thought I was honestly mental. I forgot everything! Everything! Luckily...it isn't permanent! You will get through this!

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  4. oh my frickin goodness...this made me almost pee my pants, TJ and I have at one time or another done almost all of those things on your list...almost, but not quite. I think we all need sleep so we can get back our minds.

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  5. oh my frickin goodness...this made me almost pee my pants, TJ and I have at one time or another done almost all of those things on your list...almost, but not quite. I think we all need sleep so we can get back our minds.

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  6. Well. I'm happy to know I'm not alone!

    I washed my cell phone in the dishwasher a year or so ago.

    That, seriously, takes some thought. I actually loaded it...plenty of time to reconsider.

    Unfortunately I didn't.

    Fortunately I got a new phone.

    Hang in there!

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  7. Well. I'm happy to know I'm not alone!

    I washed my cell phone in the dishwasher a year or so ago.

    That, seriously, takes some thought. I actually loaded it...plenty of time to reconsider.

    Unfortunately I didn't.

    Fortunately I got a new phone.

    Hang in there!

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  8. Well....oh crap what was the question again?! ;)

    i think that says it all.

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  9. True! In the shower tonight, I washed my hair with conditioner first, then shampoo, and then realized what I had done, and was too tired to try again.

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  10. LOLOL! One time I went to get out of my car in the grocery store parking lot and basically clotheslined myself because I forgot to take the damn seatbelt off first. Another time I was mere inches away from checking my sleeping husbands blood sugar by mistake...he's not diabetic...or even in the same room as my D daughter...or anywhere near the same size as a 7 year old little girl. ahhh sleep deprived D Mom's minds are definitely loopy!

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  11. Oh Jo!!! Love this and it is sooo true, especially when you have really little ones AND "d" in the mix. I remember feeling like my brain was in a hazy-fog after I had Bridget up until a couple of years after having Joe.

    I liked the Carrot/Pen one! That was funny...

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  12. Oh Joanne, too funny. And turns out, you are not alone!
    -I've pricked my finger instead of my daughters.
    - put taco seasoning into the sloppy Joe turkey mix.
    - washed the same load of laundry twice.
    And sadly, those are only the ones I can remember.

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  13. I have to think about my age too. The effects of long-term sleep deprivation are amazing aren't they?

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  14. This has me laughing out loud this morning! Just imagining you trying to take a drink of water out of the baby monitor antenna, or eating a pen! Yes, I'm right there with you...crazy!

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  15. I will only comment if you PROMISE to post all the other comments in a new post so we can all share in the dumbassness of it, K? Will you remember?

    - I have started to switch the clothes from the washer to the dryer, only to stop midway through and toss them into the washer and start a 'new' load. Huh

    - I have packed the scale into Ellie's lunchbox for school

    - Ellie's nose started to bleed (from dry air) and I started to go and get her meter instead of a kleenex. (Never miss a free bleed?!)

    - I put the veggies in the meat drawer.

    - I have conversations with my husband and get mad when he doesn't remember . . . only to realize that conversation happened in my head.

    - And, very unfortunately, I often stick the syringe in her tush/arm/stomach and THEN realizes I didn't dial up the dose.

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  16. I forget everything!!! The only thing I don't forget is to take care of my diabetic hubby. Everything else, good luck

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  17. I'm pretty sure I have done quite a few of those things myself! I found the remote in the refrigerator once. I usually did those things when I was pregnant and for about the first year after they were born. It seems to have gotten better but there are days when I wonder if I am totally loosing it!

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  18. Good Lord, if I don't write it down these days, it's lost forever! I've started taking fish oil because my husband says it helps improve memory. One problem... I usually forget to take it!

    Love that the baby was in the third room looked in! Thanks for the laugh!

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  19. I forgot to take Nate's logs to our endo appointment yesterday and today I forgot Emma's parent - teacher conference.

    Oh yea - I took Nate to get a hair cut today and they were so damn slow we had to leave. Ummm - yea I left his D bag there! WTF? I went to get in carpool line to get Sophie and had to rush back to Cool Cuts to get my big blue bag.

    Nice!!!

    I think we need a Monday STAT!

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  20. Alarm goes off Friday morning. I drag myself and the kids out of bed. Take a bath, get dressed, star tthe incessant, "are you dressed? have you had breakfast? where's your lunchbox?" routine. 15 minutes before the bus arrives, I checked my son's notebook to make sure I had initialed his reading log. I hadn't, and as I did so, realized that it said "No school" on Friday. Yep. Not a school day. And I had no idea. What a waste of a perfectly good morning!!

    Stacy

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  21. LOL oh my goodness girlfriend! You sound a lot like me! Whats worse, is it gets even WORSE for me when I have MORE than 4 hours of sleep a night! LOL!

    How about these...

    1. going to the coffee pot in the morning to make a pot of coffee, and instead of putting coffee in the filter, ya put sugar in the filter!

    2. going to the coffee pot to make a pot of coffee at 2am because ya know your gonna be up late with babysitting a night of repeated lows, and forgetting to put water in the pot.

    3. making a pot of coffee, this time doing everything right, except forgetting to TURN IT ON! LOL!

    4. knowing you need to do a site change first thing in the morning, not because of ketones or highs, but just because its that "day" to do it, but forgetting to do the site change and sending him to school with only 20 units left in the cartridge.

    5. forgetting to put the vial of insulin in the diabetes bag before sending him off to school (did that when he was on MDI's in head start!) and having to ask the secretary to come to your house to pick it up because you dont drive and cant get there to either give them the insulin, or even to pick him up from school!

    Lol thats my short list... it goes on and on LOL!

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  22. One day, after a long night of BG checks, I actually measured one teaspoon of dish soap and added it to the cake batter.

    P.S. I'm new here...thanks for your great blog! :)

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  23. Hilarious! I am catching up on your blog since I haven't been reading anything in a while. I laughed out loud at the "finding the baby" comment. :)

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